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Business Studies A Level at Kineton High School

Course description

This exciting new course presents students with the opportunity to investigate the demands of a truly modern and evolving business environment. At AS the syllabus focuses on the key roles of marketing, finance and resource management in achieving business objectives. At A2, we develop these themes in the context of global business.

Course content

In Year 12 students will cover 2 themes which will lead to the award of the AS Business qualification:

1 Marketing and People where students will develop an understanding of:
- Meeting customer needs
- The market
- Marketing mix and strategy
- Managing people
- Entrepreneurs and leaders

2 Managing Business Activities where students will develop an understanding of:
- Raising finance for business purposes
- Financial planning
- Managing finance
- Resource management
- External influences on business activity

Students opting to take the full A Level in Year 13 will cover 2 additional units. (At this stage it should be noted that AS grades do not count towards the full A level.)

3 Business Decisions and Strategy where students will develop an understanding of:
- Business objectives and strategy
- Business growth
- Decision making techniques
- Influences on business decisions
- Assessing competitiveness
- Managing change

4 Global Business where students will develop an understanding of:
- Globalisation
- Global markets and business expansion
- Global marketing
- Global industries and companies (multinational corporations)

Entry requirements

In order to study Business A Level you will need to achieve at least a 4 grade in English and Mathematics. There is no formal requirement that students should have taken GCSE Business Studies


At the end of Year 12 there will be 2 written examinations.

At the end of Year 13 there will be 3 written papers. Each of these will last for 2 hours and will draw from all aspects of the AS and A2 courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kineton High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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